"Fixing" taxpayers is more like it.
In an under-reported move (under-reported in that local news accounts left out a key fact) Sens. Griffo, Valesky and Seward voted in March to make it easier for school districts to increase spending when voters vote NO on local school budgets.
It seems that with current economics and law, a NO vote would permit a 0% increase, but with the new proposal a 3% rise in local school spending would take place.
New Hartford Online has all the details (scroll to "related story").
It's clear that these senators do not trust you, the voters, to do what is right for your local district.